High-Efficiency Solar Thermal
Renewable Steam and Hot Water
Solar thermal receivers capture sunlight and convert it directly into heat for renewable steam or hot water. AeroShield-insulated receivers create energy up to 3x more efficiently than photovoltaic panels.
AeroShield Boosts Solar Thermal Performance
As the receiver heats up, thermal losses increase. AeroShield’s transparent insulation allows sunlight to pass, but prevents heat from escaping. The result is 30%+ improvements in solar thermal system efficiency, which improves ROI for end users.
Foundational work on transparent aerogels was contributed to by AeroShield’s co-founder Dr. Elise Strobach, co-author on work published in ACS Nano.
The American-Made Solar Prize
AeroShield was awarded $500,000 and $75,000 in vouchers at National Labs as a winner in Round 4 of the American-Made Solar Prize. The competition was hosted by the DOE and NREL, click here to read the announcement.